Wes Anderson’s new animated film has a home. Just a day after Anderson announced Isle of Dogs alongside star Edward Norton, it was purchased by Fox Searchlight Pictures, and is now being slated for a 2018 release.
According to Variety, Isle of Dogs is set in Japan, and follows a boy as he searches for his dog. Other than Norton, the stacked voice cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Bill Murray, Yoko Ono, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber and Bryan Cranston, among others.
Isle of Dogs is Anderson’s first full-length feature since 2014’s Grand Budapest Hotel, which earned $175 million worldwide and was nominated for nine Oscars. Recently, Anderson also directed a short film for H&M starring Adrien Brody.
Said Fox Searchlight Pictures presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula in a statement:
Wes Anderson is one of the most talented filmmakers of his, or any other, generation. His ability to write smart and unconventional screenplays and then translate them into unique experiences on screen makes him not only a unique voice in film, but one who can truly bridge the gap between independent films and cross-over hits. We are thrilled to be going on a journey into the newest world from the distinctive imagination of Wes Anderson.
Check out Anderson and Norton announcing the film, which will also raise money for Film Foundation, here.